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Joshua Hogan
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Joshua Hogan is an abstract, contemporary painter from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. His paintings start with a wet on wet technique, applying wet paint on top of wet paint to achieve a fluid look. The paint creates a mix of runs, drips, and splatters, slowly forming mysterious shapes he calls “wayfarers”. As Josh paints, he turns the picture plane until he observes interaction between the wayfarers. Hogan described his creation process as “giving form to emotion.” Outside of making art, Josh is co-owner of BoxHeart Gallery, a venue supporting local emerging and mid-career artists. Fun fact: In his day job, Josh works within the film and television industry as a scenic painter. Most recently he worked in the art department on productions such as The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Jack Reacher, and Marvels The Avengers.

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Joshua Hogan 9/9/2016 | 10:34 AM

Joshua Hogan to exhibit at Aqua Art Miami via BoxHeart Gallery. November 30 - December 4, 2016 at the Aqua Hotel Room 210 on South Beach during Art Basel. For tickets contact: josh@joshuahogan.com

Joshua Hogan 9/9/2016 | 10:32 AM

Upcoming Exhibit in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: Monumental, October 3 - October 29 Opening Reception: Saturday, October 15, 6-9pm. Also features artwork by Alex and Shawn Watrous, Ron Copeland, and Stephanie Armbruster. UnSmoke Systems Artspace, Braddock, PA.

Joshua Hogan 4/19/2016 | 2:12 PM

Upcoming Exhibit in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania That was the River, This is the Sea May 10 - June 24 Opening Reception: Saturday, May 21st, 5-8pm. Also features sculpture by James Shipman and a participatory window installation by Daria Sandburg.

Joshua Hogan 4/19/2016 | 2:10 PM

Upcoming Exhibit in New York Fridge Art Fair May 7-9 Opening: Saturday, May 7th, 8-10pm

Joshua Hogan 1/22/2015 | 1:25 PM

Upcoming Exhibit in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania The Unspoken April 14 - May 15 Opening Reception: Saturday, April 18th, 5 - 8pm The Unspoken features eight very different artists that created collaborative artwork by visually communicating. The resulting artwork is a stunning and fascinating display of form, color, texture, and composition, processed as another form of language with its own vocabulary, grammar, and syntax. Visual Collaborations by: Kyle Ethan Fischer, Joshua Hogan, Kuzana Ogg, Jennipher Satterly, Nicole Schneider, Romi Sloboda, Brenda Stumpf, and Shawn Watrous

Efflorescence
by JOSHUA HOGAN


Oil painting on stretched canvas
One-of-a-kind
Signed on front
2013

30" h x 40" w x 1.5" d
7 lbs. 1 oz.

$1,325


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From my series I Fly Like Paper, "Efflorescence" was inspired by the John Gillespie Magee poem, "High Flight," which beautifully describes a pilot's experience while drifting through the sky.

The word efflorescence has many meanings, but I was influenced specifically by its use as a noun - "the time of flowering."

The forms in "Efflorescence" are in bloom, at the peak of their flowering, and resonate with Magee's verse, "Sunward I've climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth of sun-split clouds, - and done a hundred things you have not dreamed of -"

This painting is on a gallery wrapped canvas with finished white edges. It comes ready to hang.

Oil painting

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Stretched canvas

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